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CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 2:00pm EDT
sure gets defended. you saw the same thing in proposition 8. governor schwarzenegger and brown said we're not going to defend proposition 8 and then they about intervenors. i think the court system is based on these procedures. the court wants to make sure . >> there is a law that says if the president is not going to defend a federal statute, and the attorney general has to write a letter to both houses of congress saying here is why i'm going to take the unusual step of not defending it. they have the right to come in and defend the statute they pass. >> i want to ask you a question. >> we saw all kinds of cases about the rights of detainees in guantanamo bay and how much they have a right to challenge the conditions and how much the court entertain them. the supreme court seems to take no interest in these cases and is content to let them work out the limitations. veryen though they're controversial, at the cases are being well addressed by very well expected -- well-respected courts. as a historical matter, things are settling down. after 9/11 just like any crisis, there is a re
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 10:00am EDT
you for a little bit and talked to some of these issues are brown the way congress functions, specifically the house transparency has been with the sunlight foundation since our initial foundation. it is one of my favorite transparency topics. it is one of the things we are more familiar with as you're going through and figuring out what rules changes what to see in the next congress and house. we are about to be approaching the senate witwhich is disastrously complicated. it is good to focus on the house because it feels more receptive. when i look at congressional transparency, there are lots of different ways to approach that question. there are different ways to look at it. i will pros three broad headings under which i think under which our work can fit. the first is access to the official work of congress. the word "official" is the key word. we have seen progress during this congress and in the last five or so years on this topic. bulk data, while we do not have downloadable access to all the work, there has been a lot of progress on that front. toward the ultimate goa
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 10:30am EDT
debates from around the country. at 7:00 eastern, massachusetts senator scott brown and elizabeth warren appear in the second of four televised debates, live on c-span. in virginia, house majority leader erik cantor debates army colonel wayne powell. then at 8:00 eastern, -- a debate for the open nebraska senate seat. that debate is live on c-span. >> it don't you think it's interesting that in all of these really tough times we talk about these big numbers, the house, the senate and the white house don't reduce their salaries? think about it. >> do you think they should? >> in a company, he would have to. everybody would. it never even comes up. the point being all the things, if that's the condition of our country, and it is, they need to set the first example of making the cut back for themselves. >> watch the entire interview with former presidential candidate ross perot on monday. he is interviewed by a "usa today"'s richard wolfe. he talks about how things have changed since he ran for president in 1992 and 1996. find the article in "usa today" on monday. >> next, the federa
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